Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is unhappy with the squad limit permitted by the UEFA, as the Liverpool legend believes that he should be able to add more in his Europa League squad but cannot do so because of the rules. The 39-year-old is in his third season with the Gers with a contract till 2022.
Steven Gerrard, a Liverpool legend, has been forced to omit players such as Jordan Jones, Greg Docherty and Jamie Murphy from the Rangers squad for the Europa League group stage. The Daily Record has reported that while Gerrard has submitted his 22 man squad, he's far from happy with his final choices with the Rangers set to face Group G opponents Feyenoord, Porto and Young Boys over the next few weeks.
In an interview with the Daily Record before Rangers' Europa League clash, Gerrard went on to reveal just how unhappy he was with UEFA's rules, adding further that it makes picking a team of 22 players nearly impossible.
“If we could have a team suited to domestic games and another to European matches, we could possibly make changes and do it. But the rules make it impossible. You can only pick 22 players, which is crazy. And four have to be association trained. I wish I could use more people across the domestic and Europa League games. But I can’t and that might have an effect with my selections in the Premiership," said Gerrard reports the Daily Record.
"That’s something I have to play around within my head. It’s unfortunate and frustrating because I wanted to pick someone like Jordan. But I’ve got three people in his position who are fit and well so I have to do what’s right for the club," concluded the Liverpool legend.